What to do first?

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  1. krowii

    krowii New Member

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    Hi.... I just got an iPod Touch with my new macbook, but I wanna know what to do first. Do I just turn it on and just start using it? Do I use it until the battery is depleted and then completely charge it? Or do I charge it up first before I ever turn it on?

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  2. ParrotBoy

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    They usually come with half or full battery... So use it, Deplete it... Recharge to 100% and your battery will live a good long life... (only deplete and recharge to 100% about once a month...) It helps the battery live longer...
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    krowii New Member

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    Thanks for the reply, ParrotBoy!
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    I OBJECT!
    You have to charge it for 4 hours BEFORE using it OTT!
    Using it before charging then charging = weaker life.
    Search post: Battery Calibration (It's here somewhere =[ )
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    Seriously?
    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
    Sad christmas morning for me then...
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    Isn't the battery on the iPod the kind of battery that doesn't matter how it charges ?
    Gitykins was saying something about it a little while ago.
    And he knows his stuff.
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    mapleleafmenace New Member

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    I'd also like to know this, especially since the back of my ipod touch box (you know, the really fine print) says that the battery is good for a finite amount of charges and will eventually need to be replaced...
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    Hmm. I think the batter does matter depending on how you charge it OTT
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    I muddled around the Apple website, probably used Search, and I found their information about the battery. I let it go down a bit and recharged it 4-5 times. Then, I plugged in the USB and iTunes for the first "sync".

    The "official" instructions were very clear: avoid discharging it down into the red (20 percent) by recharging before that point. The life of the battery is related to the number of times "fully" discharged and charged.

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